This lovely chill in the air calls for some ‘chill’ scenes with the crew. Be it a garden party to sheesha-and-bonfire mood, the food served maketh a party with hors d’oeuvre’s making a circuit and neat offerings at the buffet table. So if hosting one such is on the cards, leave the food in hands that cook it with TLC (tender love & care, baba!)
Check out these niche city-based start-up catering services with one promise to rule them all- SERVING GREAT FOOD!

BAKED & BURNT

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Acing Mexican, Italian and American cuisines, Baked & Burnt doesn’t work with a fixed menu. Personalising the grub list pre-event (the availability of ingredients and the general mood of the party is kept in mind when deciding) B&B is primarily a vegetarian service. However, if Arpit Agarwal – who’s started B&B- may cook it in at the venue he can do non-vegetarian too. Ask for a live counter set up, for food is best served hot!
Hot faves: The basil pesto, marinara and alfredo sauces and dips that go into/with the food that are also preservative free.
Book ’em at: +91 9007001981

PARIS CAFE

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Did you know that Paris Cafe, the city-fave French patisserie by Sneha Singhi, also has a catering parallel? And the best part? They do all kinds of cuisines, promises Sneha. So basically you think it and Paris Cafe caters it. Promising to cook up a yum meal for two-to-200, their catering services include service staff, chefs, crockery and cutlery.
Sorted, and how!
Hot faves: Ask them to incorporate seasonal fruits into the menu!
Book ’em at: ‭+91 99039 20380‬

#8THEFOOD

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Thinking Chinese food? Calcutta loves ordering in this fuss-free cuisine for parties. Want to skip take-away counters in favour of home-cooked authentic Chinese? Pick up that telephone and call Sandra Ling at #8TheFood. Acknowledging the fact that “it’s mostly Indo-Chinese sold at shops,” #8TheFood brings a curated menu replete with niche China Town grub. Both vegetarian and non vegetarian, there’s a fair deal to choose from starters to main course, and even piping hot soups to set the mood right. (While pork doesn’t feature on the menu, party orders and special orders can ask for pork preparations)
Hot faves: Mixed Gravy Chow, Drums of Heaven, Suimai, Tou fu Kok (fish ball soup)
Book ’em at: +91 9007032764

THE BELGIAN WAFFLE CO.

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A true blue Calcuttan appreciates a good dessert post meal. If serving something hatke at your party is on your mind, how about some freshly baked eggless waffles?
Prepared and served hot-n-fresh The Belgian Waffle Co. brings the star attractions on its menu to you. All they insist on in return is uninterrupted electricity- all the better for their waffle chefs to whip up fresh waffles in no time! #WinWin
Hot faves: Naked Nutella Waffle, Belgian Chocolate Waffle, Red Velvet Waffle, Vanilla Ice Cream Waff-wich, PB & Chocolate Waffle.
Book ’em at: +91 9833624674

I know there might be many interesting niche caterers like the ones I’ve listed above, but these come tried-and-tested by me. If you do know of others, do return the favour and let me know. You can comment below or DM me on Instagram.
Till then, #WerkItGirl
xoxo, Ridzeepop